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is happening in northe virginia on roads. >> water main break at tysons corner. sarah simmons is live. >> reporter: it's a 20-inch water main break. this happened at about 3:00 this morning. the water is shut off. and you can see the massive crater left behind. this is 123 norbound between international drive and the beltway. at this point theyare still trying to figure out if the road is safe. they are hoping they can get one lane open on the northbound side, otherwise this will be a while. the road has buckled. they say it could be eight pl hours or maybe even all day or possibly more to get the road fixed and driveable once again. v-dot is telling us this was due to a construction crew overnight that was working here on a hot lane project and they were boring underneath the surface to install piping for the project and that is when the break occurred. now falls church water authority have been out here as well. they shut off the water and are saying there are a few outages and mostly in tysons corner. you might have water but at a low pressure. it will be a traffic nightmare. 123 s
virginia that, desperate search for survivors at the mine there. rescue workers are drilling holes into the upper big branch mine to try and ventilate the area where the four missing workers may be trapped right now. it could take up to 12 hours to get that air in. norah o'donnell is in montcoal west virginia this morning. what's the latest on the efforts to try to reach survivors if there are any. >> good morning. the good news is that the drilling has begun. they're going to go down some 1100 feet in order to try to reach four miners still missing. the governor of this state tells meet odds are long that they'll be able to find those miners alive. they were searching for them late last night but they called off the efforts because they were concerned about dangerous methane levels. so as you pointed out, they're going to have to drill a hole down 1100 feet to release some of those gases before rescuers can go back in. listen to how governor mansion described to me what they're concerned about. >> methane levels got so high that it was unanimous they decided no bring them out beca
, virginia and west virginia on sunday. more rain today. more storms possible. right now the satellite and radar composite, wait until you see the yellow and orange of heavy rain now leaving frederick county on top of mount airy. we take you to western howard county near lisbon, going through western howard county. if you're watching us in he eldersburg, westminster, taneytown and manchester you have pretty heavy rain. 83 stretch also going to be slow with the rain there. we're in the low 50s. we'll get to 66 with isolated thunderstorms erupting again this afternoon. we are at 5:32 on the clock. let's see what this is doing to the commute. >> speaking of 83, a lot of people are keeping speeds down as you make your way southbound. fortunately no real incidents at this time. baltimore city, russell street looking good off the bw parkway and headed on to russell street inbound towards downtown. a quick update on earlier crashes. route 178 at millersville road remains closed in both directions. in easton, st. michaels road closed at arcadia shores road. both crashes due to poles and wires
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
after an explosion at a west virginia coal mine. >> the blast happened at the upper big branch mine, 30 miles south of charleston. >> an intensive rescue operation is underway tonight at the energy companies up for a big branch, in west virginia -- in a coal mine. it killed seven, but 19 are feared trapped. >> it is my dad. no one will tell us nothing. >> officials have not released a potential cause, but says the mine is equipped with enough oxygen and chambers to keep the miners alive for four days. this is the use -- worst mining accidents since 2007 in utah, that killed 6. 12 miners died and a mine in west virginia a year earlier. it says it will not release the names of the missing or killed minors until all of their family members have been notified. >> we have continuing coverage of the deadly explosion at the mine in west virginia and on our web site, >> a couple of big showdown deferred tiger woods -- for tiger woods. >> it is all part of this come back at the masters this week. jeff has the latest from augusta. >> tiger woods says he expects to be nervous when
a developing story in reston virginia right now. a 2-year-old boy has died after falling from the 3rd story window of a home. it happened just before 6:00 tonight on a townhouse on heritage oak park. it appears the child fell through a screen. police say the parents were home at the time and that it appears to have been a tragic accident. >>> we are learning disturbing new details tonight about a high-rise fire last night miraculously everyone made it out safely, despite no fire alarms going off. investigators say it wasn't the first time the system has failed. news4's darcy spencer is the the fire station tonight. darcy? >> reporter: hi, pat. right now there is a mandatory fire watch happening that the apartment complex. that means apartment management has to stay there 24 hours a day walking the hauls making sure that building is safe until the fire system can be repaired. >> reporter: prince george's county fire officials say the condominium building where a two-alarm blaze sent residents from their units friday night has i history code violations. the fire alarm system did not activate
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are with the west virginia community. may they rest in piece peace and may their families find comfort in the hard days ahead. >> reporter: seven hoping for miracles and hoping that trapped miners can beat the odds and are found alive. in west virginia, craig bosswell, fox news. >> the grieving families are upset that massy coal didn't notify them their loved ones were killed. instead, they heard from the government officials. one woman is hurt the company didn't call the family, even though the father worked for them for 17 years. he was set to retire in five weeks and now his family is trying to locate his remains. >> we looked for the up to and have yet to hear one. we're just continuing to pray and be strong for each other. we're tough people, we'll get through it. >> among the dead, three members of the same family, a man and two of his nephews were killed in the blast. >>> and go to for continuing coverage of the deadly mine explosion o. the website, you will find the latest on the rescue and recovery and presidents, the preside
is on for people -- for a man who shot two people at the blue ridge parkway in virginia, near an overlooked at the parkway's northern end. the suspect shot a man and a woman with a shotgun. the male victim fell 150 feet off the overlooked and is in serious condition. the fbi and local police continue a search. >>> a herstown judge has sentenced a man to life behind bars for murdering a teenage friend. his 16 year-old daughter had convinced him that her father abused her. he is serving a sentence for soliciting her father's murder. >>> residents of fairfax county could soon be hit with higher fees. supervisors are considering raising home sewage bills by about $60 a year. they may reinstate a $30 vehicle registration fee. they are trying to close a $270 million budget gap. the hearing started today. >>> the plan to bring back street cars is running into trouble. rails are being laid for a street car network powered by overhead wires, but opponents say the wires will clutter city views and roadways. some preservation groups are pressing for carts that run on underground batteries rather than
gray. doreen, jim, back to you. >> jay, thank you. >>> man from virginia died after he was tasered by police in arlington. the officers say they were trying to control the man in an apartment on columbia pike and that's when they used a taser gun. that man died this morning. derrick ward is in arlington and has more on this. >> reporter: we are learning a bit more about the victim that died in the third-floor apartment in this building during the incident you just talked about. we are also learning more about the training that police officers typically undergo and what's men to be non-lethal force. when police responded to the call for a psychiatric emergency at the wild wood apartment in arlington, they encountered adil jouamai. he had been staying here with relatives. >> family member that initiated the call to the police department. >> reporter: police say he was nude and uncooperatedive and there was a struggle. an officer use ad taser on the 32-year-old man. they noticed he was not breathing. >> already dispatched to the scene and they were there and provided medical treatment
had to do with electrical cable on piece of equipment. meanwhile, rescue crews in west virginia are working against the clock to try to find survivors from the disaster. let's get an update from correspondent jonathan hunt in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: the effort to find the four missing miners remains a main-stakingly slow process. not least because those in charge want to be absolutely certain they do not risk the lives of any of the rescue team members by sending them in to a mine still dangerously full of explosive gases. >> you just have to clear the area out, make sure there is not another explosion. >> reporter: officials say they are keeping the waiting families constantly briefed and have their support for the way they are proceeding with the rescue operation. >> that's why the families understood and were agreeable let's make sure that before you put rescuers in there, that you have them in the safest condition. >> reporter: the poisonous gases are already being released through one of the drill holes and the hope is that there will soon be three holes and t
advisory in effect, mainly for the shenandoah valley, the panhandle of west virginia. for the media metro, temperatures in the upper 40's, mittal 40's tonight. the extended outlook and the warm-up, the cool down, and chance of showers. jennifer? >> thank you, steve. >>> coming up, a 13-year-old tries to make hiory with a record-breaking time. plus, international outrage. >> i am alive and northwest with the japanese street festival just wrapping up, part of the cherry blossom festival. that is coming up. >>> now story that has caused outrage in the u.s. and russia, all over the treatment of a child, a russian orphans adopted by an american couple, then put on a airplane and sent back. rachel barton has the story. >> what happened to this 7-year- old boy sent shock waves halfway around the world. >> we're obviously very troubled by it. it >> the adoptive parents threw him out. >> this woman adopted the child from a russian orphanage last september. earlier this week, she sent him back by himself on the 10-hour flight to moscow, along with a note saying he was violent and has cber -- and ha
'malley has made the tough decisions to accelerate the economic recovery. >> virginia is celebrating the news that defense contractor northrup grummon makes its new headquarters in the common wealth. company chose virginia over maryland and said location and economics were the deciding factors. virginia gave northrup more than $12 million in incentives. but the governor said he hopes to quickly get the money back. >> when you have 300 jobs that average in the neighborhood of about $200,000. we think it will bring 30 plus million dollars of tax revenues to the state. >> we would liked to have been able to attract the 300 corporate jobs to maryland. but the good news, is northrup has 11,000 people currently employed in maryland and they plan to grow that job base in maryland. >> republican bob ehrlich is criticizing o'malley's tax policies as unfriendly to business. and as a possible reason northrup chose them over maryland in relocating. >> the position of mayor in the city of annapolis comes with less power. the annapolis city council passed a bill giving it more control over the day-to-day o
from the upper big branch mine in west virginia but slim are the odds of finding survivors and rescue crews are not stopping their work. at least 25 people are confirmed ted in the explosion monday. four more reported missing. these are some of the people who supply the power we use every day. half of all electricity in the united states comes from coal. today we got updates from the people in charge of finding the missing men. crews finished drilling one ventilation hole in the mine and they're working on two more. the officials also say they've been banging on a drill pipe hoping to get a response from the mile-an-hour -- from the miners but they've heard nothing. as for a timeline of when to get in, it depends on how long it takes to remove the dangerous methane gas that may have caused the explosion. >> until we get readings and know where we are and what type of air we have, it will determine how quick and what timetable we're on and you'll have a better idea of when they believe the air is safe enough to send the rescue teams n they're prepared. they're charged and ready to go.
richmond, virginia. height grew up to become a founding matriarch of the american civil rights movement. her crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades. dorothy height was 98 years old when she died overnight tha s kt perse. >> she was spiritually mature enough not to hold grudges. and not to hold anger. but to keep on pushing until men got the idea. they did. >> reporter: howard university hospital says dr. height passed away at 3:41 this morning from natural causes. but at age 98 those close to dr. height say she lived a full life never letting obstacles stand in her way. >> she spoke for women and if people remember she was part of what they called part of the big six. five men and dr. height. her presence said to us that we could be wherever we wanted to be. >> reporter: it was our mission to bring women to the forefront of american society. for 40 years she served as the president of the national council of negro women. she was a key figure in desegregating schools and voting rights and received the highest award for a civilian, presidenti
. >>> virginia marked the start of the week with a number of events across the state. governor bob mcdonald said he is moving forward with efforts to conserve 400,000 of open space helping to protect the chesapeake pay and stake virginia as a green job zone. the republican leader is urging state residents to join him in conserving. >> what a change this past weekend. we were freezing at a baseball game yesterday the wind doesn't help. that's what made it uncomfortable. in the sun out of the wind would have been okay. milder tomorrow. you're going to like that. >> we're looking at a midweek storm system. we'll talk more about that. we're in pretty good shape tonight and tomorrow. here's your forecast first. the next three days sunshine tomorrow. maybe not as crystal clear as today. and rain and showers develop on wednesday. low 60s and back to sunshine on thursday with temperatures in the mid-60s. tonight look for clear skies and chilly. low temperatures 39 to 49. winds out of the north at about 10:00 and so the winds aren't going to become much a factor after the sun goes down. we're looking at
in a massive explosion in a west virginia coal mine have been recovered now. rescue crews went into the upper big blanch branch mine to remove the rest of the victims. federal prosecutors say that they are prepared to bring criminal charges against mine owner massey energy and its top officials before last monday's explosion, massey energy had been cited 1300 times in the past five years for safety violations. >>> first lady michelle obama left washington today for her first international trip without the president. it began with a surprise visit to haiti. president preval and wife greeted mrs. obama outside of the presidential palace. the building partially collapsed during a massive earthquake back in january. mrs. obama took a helicopter tour and walking tour of the widespread damage there. she described the devastation as powerful. the white house officials say the trip is meant to reinforce the u.s. commitment to haiti's economic recovery. mrs. obama will go next to mexico city. >>> a man accused of killing an 18-year-old d.c. woman allegedly over a hamburger was found not guilty in cour
of virginia. that is headed pretty much in your direction. you can look for similar activity moving your way. we'll probably see more showers until at least nine or 10:00 tonight, but good news on the horizon tomorrow. all right, bob, good to hear that. stay with wjz for complete coverage for instant updates on the forecast and a look at the incredible damage done by the tornado. log onto new details today about a police involved shooting in glen burnie. >>reporter: police are identifying the anne arundel county officer who advertised and then shot a man. after he tazed him. >> the officer is a three year veteran of the police department. >>> a young woman struck and killed in rose dale is identified today. police say the 17-year-old was pushing her two-year-old in a stroller and had just crossed philadelphia road when she was hit. the driver of the 19907 ford pickup truck stopped to help. the child was not hurt. charges are pending, though, against the driver. 45-year-old. >>> a shocking report about the state of the nation's health. in tonight's health watch report, sandra report
overnight. the deadly mine explosion in western virginia. >> 25 have been killed, making it the deadliest accident in more than 25 years. the remaining four missing miners. here are the late breaking details. >> overnight, the news from this west virginia mine only got25 have been confirmed dead. it was after a massive composure -- explosion. it occurred monday afternoon. rescue teams poured into the remote areas in the west virginia mountains. >> we have seen a bunch of rescue teams go by. >> crews are pushing through the rubble after the blast, ultimately confirming the fears of so many waiting above ground. adding to their frustration, words that the effort to find four more miners has been put on hold. the condition inside the shaft is too dangerous to continue their search. >> if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been something unfathomable. >> all we can do as a community is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> families that understand the real dangers of the job. they have no way of coping with what has happened her
of moments on the search for four missing miners in west virginia. families, holding on to hope for a miracle today. we're going to to look at the upper big branch mine, safety crews say crews are making some progress since monday's blast that killed at least 25. talking to someone about the risks they face in a moment stand by for that here. >>> in the meantime, there's new word of a major shift in foreign policy, reports say the white house is rewriting the document that identifies the biggest threat to national security, removing islamic references, including those that involve jihad and islamic extremism. that's an about face from the previous administration. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us -- to "america's newsroom". martha: that's going to get a lot of attention. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody at home, i'm martha maccallum, the obama administration has already sort of shunned the phrase the war on terror, so widely used burg the -- during the bush administration. sources say this new change in the language, wee moving that word, islamic, with
police headquarters in virginia park. >> pat, police chief roberto hilton held a news conference the second day in a row. this time attended but not only local media but national media because the video has gone viral. it has gone international. the chief says the department is moving swiftly to try to get to the bottom of the very embarrassing incident. a beating of a student by prince george's county police is the talk of college park. it happened march 3rd and the students rushed the streets in celebration. students were shocked by the provoke caught on videotape by a university student. >> the nature i was down here, it -- people were trying to walk back to where they lived. and the -- the police were, you know, weren't letting them do that. people were walking around with their hands up like this. they were still getting beaten up. >> all the streets were blocked off and a huge crowd and -- like police blocking off their roads and their -- horses and when -- it was unlike anything i have ever seen. >> reporter: the incident outraged prince george's county officials that init
in west virginia, and they are forced to retreat. kathryn brown reports for wjz, unsafe conditions are forcing the teens out of the mines. >> reporter: rescuers, waiting outside the upper big branch mine are anxious to get back underground. >> this is still a rescue mission to us. we still have rescue chambers that we have to go to. and we still believe. >> reporter: this morning, teens got close to where four missing miners may be located. when explosive levels of toxic gas forced them to evacuate. >> you can imagine hauling equipment for a long distance, getting up there. getting exactly where you need to be. and then having to double time back out because you find yourself in harm's way. >> reporter: crews are working above ground to drill more holes and make the air in the mine safe. >> main thing is, we know we can get crews so far. >> reporter: the families are all staying together here on this mountain. and cargd to the governor, they -- according to the governor, they are getting very little sleep. this community is doing all it can to support them as they wait for word on
disaster. rescue personnel and equipment arriving at the mine near month coal, west virginia. >> you can't explain the feeling you get in your stomach when you know something is bad. >> reporter: more than a dozen coal miners are said to be trapped underground. massey energy company owns the performanceoal company about 30 miles south of charleston. >> we really just came to pray because we don't have immediate family in the mines but we know so many people that work here. our pastor works at this mine from our church. he wasn't in the mine. he's here. and we're just praying. all we can do as a community is come together and pray. >> reporter: we believe this is the mine in a satellite i image from google earth. upper big branch produced 1.2 million tons of coal last year. it has about 200 employee, most of whom work underground. state safety officials say the mine has emergency oxygen supply, escape routes and air tight chambers designed to provide enough air to keep miners alive for four days if they can't make their way out after an accident like this one. west virginia requires all u
of new hampshire avenue. northern virginia, a quiet start so far, a you make the trip north of out of fredericksburg to dale city, all travel lanes reported open. >>> a new video shows the brutal beating of a university of maryland student at the hands of police officers. it happened as crowds celebrated a big win for the basketball team last month. now police have suspended one officer and are trying to identify a second to punish. news4's jacky benson has the story. >> we know he's singing a fight song. we know from the other video, he didn't say a word to the officers, they don't give him any orders. and you can see what they do. >> reporter: attorney christopher griffith said these images show what happened to his client, 22-year-old jonathan mckenna. said the injuries required head staples. and prince george's county police the night of march 3rd, when students filled into the downtown college park. both students were charged with assaulting mounted police officers. documents charge that the men struck the officers and the horses, the and that both men were kicked by the horse
intensifies for four miners after monday's deadly blast at a west virginia coal mine. recrews are making proing res while families for the 25 killed are making final arrangements. west virginia governor joe manchin telling us rescuers have made a breakthrough completing one of the four bore holes in the area where miners are believed to be. that hole is an exhaust port using high-pressure fans to fill the gas-filled mine with clean air. here's the heart wrenching reality. there's been no response from any of the missing miners as rescuers continue to knock on pipes hoping those miners will reply. we've got big-time team coverage. "american morning's" john roberts live in naoma with the part of this. chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, as well, medically speaking, could the four remaining miners still be alive? and ed lavandera praying that that answer is yes. john, you actually talked to the ceo of this mine. let's go ahead and listen to his defense as you grilled him on production, profits and mine safety. >> wield disagree in terms of the condition of our mines. a number of
verse her rescuer was quoting. >>> the governor of west virginia ordered an inspection of all of the state's underground mines after an explosion killed 29 miners. there is new criticism of the company that owns the mine and the man that calls the shots. >> we are asking to review all safety procedures. >> he has ordered the underground mines to be expected immediately, starting with those most at risk. it calls for production to be shut down at this friday at all mines. miners will review safety procedures. >> we will say that they have not in died in vain. they have not. >> federal investigators still cannot go underground. levels of combustible methane gas remain dangerously high. has defended his company's safety record. last year, his mind was hit with more safety violations than any other mine in the nation. critics say that for him, safety takes a backseat to profits. >> he is a capitalist straight out of dickens. >> also under scrutiny is his lavish lifestyle, including private jets. he made $11 million last year and $17 million last year. it is a bitter pill to swallo
grumman picked virginia over maryland as its new home for its global headquarters. in the "washington post" this morning one maryland lawmaker said that the state is more gay-friendly than virginia, trying to lure northrop grumman to our state. northrop wins awards for gay rights. virginia is about to land thousands of jobs. >>> 6:53. the u.s. supreme court announced yesterday it will hear arguments on whether states have the power to regulate violent video games. back in 2005 california law prohibiting the sale or rental of such games to minors never took effect because the industry immediately challenged its constitutionality, after winning two rounds from the lower courts. the entertainment software association is confident the highest court will side with them as well. >> it should be treated just like movies, music, books and other forms of media. that there's a first amendment constitutional protection to the great games that are made by our industry. >> the parents should be responsible for what their kids have especially when it's violent or anything other than pg-13. >> the gaming
county in virginia arrested a man who appeared to use his own child as a distraction while he snatched a purse. security video took this picture of a man stealing a purse from a cart at the wegmans in fredericksburg this week. a shopper turned her attention away from her cart for just a moment. when she turned back, her purse was gone. police say they used this image to identify and arrest that man this afternoon. >>> still to come on news4, the parents of a little girl found safely after days in the woods. >> rescuers working nonstop to reach children trapped in debris. [ male announcer ] why settle for cable? switch to fios for game-changing entertainment. now is the time to get fios tv along with internet and phone. for a limited time lock in a super low price of $69.99 a month for the first 6 months. see the difference a 100% fiber optic network makes. get amazing hd... top rated internet...and phone. all for just $69.99 a month for the first six months. don't wait -- this offer won't last. call 1-888-get-fios now. this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for cus
and sports. this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> breaking news of west virginia where a coal mine explosion has occurred. six people are dead and 21 are unaccounted for. it happened in raleigh karr county. -- in raleigh counted. -- raleigh county good >>> news for miners there were trapped underground for eight days. just two days ago, rescuers heard tapping sounds from inside the flooded mine. some of the miners a tree bark and drank filthy water to survive. another 38 miners are believed to be trapped. >> if you were driving in our area, expects an overnight lane closures for the next cple of months. the virginia department of transportation is repairing and paving lanes of southbound 95 between rte. 1 and the fairfax county parkway. multiple lanes will be closed between 9:00 m. and 5:00 a.m.. this will last until mid june. a deal hot new item is the ipad. thousands of birds sold this weekend alone. apple said that new owners had already downloaded over 1 million applications and more than 250,000 electronic books. >> next, it is not just george washington university students th
around. at the wilson bridge, traffic slowing out of virginia into 295 in the local lanes, the problem is the crash northbound at the suitland parkway. right side is still blocks and this is the jam and delays from maryland out of 295 and all of the traffic north into southeast washington. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> making headline this is morning, bridges and roads around the country in disrepair and the problem is going to get worse and it's going to get more dangerous. this is the finding of a new report just out for the u.s. public interest research group and joining us with more on the bridge and road conditions here, john creeker with the public interest group. thanks for joining us this morning, john. >> thank you. >> and let's talk about the problem in general. research that went into this found what when it comes to the condition of our roads and bridges? >> the purpose of this report was that take a look comprehensively about the nation's bridges and roads around the country and to find the reason based on the political pressures that lead to the roads
'm sure isolated areas seeing the 30s across the virginia piedmont. somewhat average for our temperatures for morning hours. we are still looking at a frost advisory in effect till 8:00 this morning for areas across the shenandoah valley. those locations, sensitive plants would want those covered or bring them in. hopefully dull last night as the temperatures are getting close to frost criteria there. 52 again around the d.c. area. a little bit cooler out towards the beltway. warm air off to our south and west, st. louis 63 degrees. that's all headed our way today. enjoy another nice afternoon across the district and even the middle atlantic. traveling conditions, no problems heading in either direction. here's the next front to our north. stream of clouds coming across the great lakes. moisture is limited with this system. that front will slowly sag southward throughout the day today. we'll start to see increasing clouds late this afternoon. the high pressure system begins to pump in so the warmer air begins to return. the front crossing us overnight tonight, tomorrow morning. a few clou
rescuers and crews in west virginia are venting deadly gases to rescue operations are get under way for the four minors still missing from the worst u.s. mining disaster in a quarter century. 25 miners died in monday's explosion. massey energy has a wide history of safety violations. for more on this story we turn to msnbc's norah o'donnell live with the story. norah? >> reporter: good morning. today is the day we may learn the fate of those four missing miners. the governor of this state said yesterday that we may know between 12:00 and 2:00 today whether those four bore holes they are drilling more than 1,000 feet in the ground to try to ventilate some of that methane gas and carbon monoxide out, whether that's been successful. it will take the rescue teams, once they determine it's safe, four to five hours to reach an area 20 feet wide and barely tall enough to stand in, that's where they believe with 90% certainty these four miners are trapped. they are hopeful, of course, for a miracle, hoping they are alive. as the governor said yesterday, the odds are long. we heard yesterday
will be talking about this morning25 miners are dead in west virginia this morning after a huge mine explosion yesterday afternoon. four are still missing. . here's terrell brown with more from west virginia. >> reporter: at least 25 miners were killed in a west virginia coal mine explosion. the search has been halted because of gas and smoke in the mine. >> there still continues to be a rescue operation with four unaccounted, four miners, and we're going to do everything in our power and in the mine rescue team's power to locate those people. >> reporter: the blast happened monday afternoon just as miners were departing the upper big branch mine just 30 miles south of charleston. at first rescue teams hoped they would find some of the missing miners alive. as the evening progressed, no survivors were located. >> it's a traumatic experience with the families over there right now. i ask for your cooperation in giving them their time of peace in grieving. >> reporter: the cause of explosion isn't known. but officials say this mine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly
leading authorities to a burning building. we will see it from the -- cam. >>> popular virginia university raising tuition and fees by nearly 10% for students. >>> earth week is continuing. major hotel chain here in our area is going green and saving green by making some simple changes. we will show you what they are. >>> hope you enjoyed it this week. >> sometimes you get a lot done inside. clean out a closet. i know we don't like it. whatever. >> exactly. >> you have to. >> the thing being tomorrow, we are talking about rain in the forecast. for both days. it is not going to be raining continuously through the day tomorrow. >> zbloek little bit of break in the morning. there will be showers and it will be light enough. i think we may be able to squeeze stuff in. it is definitely going to be damp across the area. and late afternoon and evening. 73 degrees is the current temperature now. relative humidity is at 41 degrees. we are at 31%. let's show you some of the temperatures further north of the area where it is 67 in philadelphia right now. close to 80 in richmond, virginia. 58 in cinci
into a west virginia mine to look for survivors. now the search has turned into a desperate, dangerous race. >>> tiger woods is back and he's playing incredible golf. plus we've learned something pretty interesting about that controversial nike ad. who his dad was really talking to. >>> and a dentist is accused of doing root canals with paper clips. paper clips! unbelievable. >>> breaking news, though, rescuers are back inside a mine right now trying to find four missing miners in west virginia. four teams went in early this morning. they're really working against time. those rescue chambers have enough food and supplies for four days. it has been almost that long since monday's explosion. rescuers got within 500 feet of where they think the survivors could be, but had to turn back that close because of dangerous gases. >> the sample results have declined. it might have been a small amount but basically we still see a decline to the point that all three parties are in agreement that we need to try to get to the refuse chambers as we talked about earlier. the plan is for two teams to go unde
.c., in virginia, charges might have to be filed there. an airport spokeswoman says the case was referred to the lodan county attorney's office in virginia. coming up, we'll talk about the adoption agency and how it's reacting coming up. >> so interesting in that case. thank you so much, richard. talk to you soon. >> sure. >>> a prom dress made entirely of gum wrappers. >> she bought a ton of gum and gave it to friends and would collect the wrappers back. >> why she decided to make this bubbly gown, new in 20 minutes. >>> good news this morning if you're having a hard time finding a job right now, a bill extending jobless benefits cleared a hurdle in the senate but' not a done deal just yet. money expert jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. >> thank you, natasha. it's not done so i can't tell you, yes, you'll get the checks if you're counting on them and a lot of people have written to n to say what's going on with this, jen, because i really need them. this is what some people are saying. there is a greater possibility it is going to happen. senate democrats got enough votes to
and we should see -- you can see toward west virginia, plenty of clear skies. we should be in for a mostly sunny day and warm. temperatures will jump into the 70s and top out in the low 80s. well off to the north and west, the cold front that gets in here tonight, that will give us a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 6:00 or 7:00 tonight and then cooler and drier for the weekend. i'll have more details on that in a couple of minutes. but for today, becoming mostly sunny and warm. breezy as well with high temperatures about 82 degrees. get out and enjoy that one. that's a look at the forecast. let's get to julie wright with the latest on-time traffic this morning. good morning. >>> good morning to you tucker barnes. we have a serious incident up in baltimore, south of town, we have received word that there is a tanker truck partially hanging over a bridge on pennington avenue. which used to be approach to the key bridge, we're told there is a tanker truck hanging over an embankment, sky fox is en route. on the south side of baltimore. not a heavily traveled road b
accepted this invitation and am very grateful to virginia but what they don't know is i am mostly accepted the invitation because it gives me an opportunity too actually interact with cornel west who is so big and busy that he is not sufficiently available so here we are thrown together into this conversation but in all seriousness i think one of the things that is wonderful about the gathering is it allows us to consider people who are behind bars and to acknowledge them not only as a part of our humanity but also their membership of our social body. the book that is celebrated today "jailhouse lawyers" is a vote of addition to a growing literature that makes clear there is firebrand life behind bars. not solely in violence exploitive programs you may have seen on television but the act that we have deliberately as a society made of intellectually able individuals who toil and trouble under difficult circumstances to prove they are human. and before we go on to the larger subject i realize mumia abu-jamal was the subject of the conversation but as a social anthropologist at princeton let
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman from california for yielding. and i thank him also for his leadership on mine safety and workplace safety. mr. speaker, i would also like to thank the sponsor of this resolution, my colleague from west virginia's third congressional district, nick rahall. coal miners and the coal industry have no greater champion than the chairman of the natural resources committee, chairman rahall. mr. speaker, tragedy has visited west virginia's coal mines again. if a -- as a visitor, our state knows all too well the names of the communities changed with each visit and the years as well. monanga in 1907, farmington in 1968, sago in 2006 and now raleigh county, april, 2010. the names change, mr. speaker, but the grief and the sorrow, they stay exactly the same. the mother who lost her son last week is united with the sister who lost her brother in 1968 and the daughter who lost her father in 1907. mr. speaker, shy of two million people live in my state, m
underground explosion ripped through the upper big branch mine in montcoal, west virginia. it ended the lives of 25 miners. tiffany alice lost her grandfather. >> he was more like my dad. i grew up without a dad. he was a dead to me. he promised me a lot and now he is not here. >> the cries that went out -- it is something i will never forget. it is the hardest thing i've ever had to watch happen. >> they are focusing efforts on locating four missing workers, but they have to drill deep into the ground to release highly combustible and potentially poisonous fumes that have built up. >> as catastrophic as it was, it is -- if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been unfathomable. >> the president offered his condolences. >> i ask the faithful who have gathered here this morning to pray for the safe return of the missing, the men and women who put their lives on the line to save them, and the souls of those who have been lost in this tragic accident. made a rest in peace. >> while the community mourns, the company that runs the mine is under scrutiny. th
the temperatures. we're at 51 and 50 easton. 56 pax river in southeast virginia. they are in the 60s. in fact they will get sunshine and that is really going to erupt this storm system and really develop the possibility of some strong storms. again, like yesterday, there's also spin back here. more rain builds on top of our area as we head back towards the afternoon. watching the boundary itself lift to the north. it could lead to heavy rain. dc across the potomac, west and south of baltimore going through the afternoon ride. that ride through the beltway. we'll have more showers and storms extending through midnight. the good news, we try to push dry air off the coast as we head through mid-week. for today, 66 our 2-degree guarantee. look for periods of rain, possible flooding and some afternoon thunder mixed in. >>> here's kim brown with the commute. >> good morning. depending on where you are this monday morning commute could be a bit of a bear. we do have lots of heavy rain. as we peek at the jfx, what we're dealing with, significant backups on 83 here at northern parkway, with the probl
virginia. the company is already one of d.c.'s largest employer with more than 21,000 workers. maryland, d.c. and virginia has been vying to make a home for that company. >> you should soon see more selection the next time you check out of those red box movie rental key can i oskses. >> ford recall. which models still ahead. >> it was a deserving guilty verdict. >> and before he steps away from the state prosecutor's office, robert rohrbaugh talks about the trial he will perhaps be most remembered for, that of mayor sheila dixon. >> a restaurant had a guest dinner tonight. why this event is particularly timely. >> the rain continues to fall in areas tonight, and we will track those showers on doppler. plus the insta-weather plus seven-day forecast which shows a drying trend and a warm up. right now, temperatures in the 50's, the winds calm and the >> well, immigration continues to be the talk of the town in our nation's capital. a fundraiser was held for the immigration outreach center. they have helped about 5,000 immigrant families adjust to their new culture over the past decade. >> we
lightening strike on the lightning data coming out of parts of west virginia and northern tip of virginia so there are some thunderstorms associated with this activity as we see the instability in the atmosphere and area of low pressure creating thunderstorms. zooming out the picture. area of low pressure actually moving through the area. helping lift the atmosphere creating showers and thunderstorms across the region. that will continue as we go through the next several hours. once we see this move through late overnight tonight into tomorrow move back to the west clearing good news a little hint of things to come as we get down the road. closer look how long the stormy weather will stick around. >> you can track these storms as they approach your house. use fox 45 very powerful doppler radar do to fox slash i radar. >> the storms overnight took down some trees in the region. oak tree in the up there00 block of edge wood avenue and elegant city cbingd in half by the light new england. landed on power lines and caused power outage in the area. power has been restored to mos
changes in washington. >> reporter: the virginia side of the potomac river is as close as gun laws would allow these demonstrators to get to where they most want their message heard, the white house and capitol hill. critics worry that guns at rallies and inflammatory rhetoric could lead to violence. >> they've mixed the gun message with this anti-health care and anti-tax message, so that it seems that like guns are sort of a defense against this tyrannical government that's overreaching. >> reporter: the so-called open carry rallies have been cropping up around the country. not all gun rights groups think they're a good idea. some steered clear. and made the same political points -- >> we've got to take this country back from the socialists running congress. >> reporter: -- at a larger unarmed second amendment rally at the washington monument. joel brown, cbs news, arlington, virginia. >>> new details are out about a school spying case in pennsylvania. a suburban philadelphia school district is acknowledging that it secretly took 56,000 images from school laptops issued to students. one
the virginia piedmont and toward the mountains, mid 30s towards manassas and culpeper. the warm spot out along the chesapeake bay and potomac waters where temperatures in the low to mid 40s. sun up at 6:28 and a decent amount of sunshine by early this morning. this afternoon, could see a few clouds developing. a cold start to the morning means a cool afternoon. highs struggling to get to that 60 doig mark. good news is the winds a little bit less breezy. still a chill in the air. >> thanks so much, justin. >>> investigators are searching for clues inside an suv that belonged to a popular d.c. principal shot and killed. a neighbor called police when she spotted brian betts' stolen suv yesterday morning. the xtera was parked near fourth street in washington. the suv had been missing since betts was found shot to death in his bedroom in silver spring thursday night. >> that vehicle belongs to a murder victim, and it was taken from the scene of a murder when mr. betts was killed. there may be some information in there that will get investigators closer to learning who was responsible for his murde
of the hour, we have another fox news alert for you. they are hoping for the very, very best in west virginia this morning where four miners are still missing. crews are drilling bore holes in the mountain trying to ventilate it. get the noxious gases out, holding out hope that four guys are still alive much at least 25 are dead. steve centanni is live in west virginia with the latest. it's a race against time. i understand they have four days worth of oxygen down there and they want to get the bore holes in within the next day. >> that's right. we expect to see some progress on that today. they're drilling the bore holes in a very rough terrain on the side of a mountain really where they had to go in with bulldozers and make a road to make a flat -- platform where they could put the drill rig and drop it down 1100 feet into solid earth way deep into the mine where the miners are trapped. now, we don't know if any of those four unaccounted for are still alive. that's the big question mark. that's where they're dropping the ventilation shafts to clear the air so the crews can go in there. we
at the land over metro stop, only left lane getting through. inbound out of virginia across the cre bridge and toward georgetown, lanes are open, traffic flowing inbound as well as off of canal road and making your trip toward 29 in virginia. no other problems to report. laborers are open on the gw parkway leaving the beltway from the american legion bridge past the c.i.a. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> well more now on a big story we're following this morning. forecasters tell sky news an ash cloud could hit the canadian coast later today. it's part of the same volcanic ash that has wreaked havoc on air travel to and from a large part of europe. but icelandic forecasters say a new ash plume is lower and poses less of a threat to the aircraft. for more on the effects and the ash left behind, we are joined by geologist marianne garr fonty. thank you for joining us today. >> you're welcome. >> and does this mean it's safe for flights to take off now? >> well the flights are still not going through the ash cloud regardless of what level the wind has taken it to. but if it'
for metro customers if you ride the yellow or blue lines. a bit after slow go in virginia. metro single tracking between the reagan airport and the crystal city station because of a derailment. metro service says normal service should be back up and running farrly soon. >>> julie wright has the traffic now. >> we'll start off with the crew in sky fox. we have abeen checking out the ride around town. for those traveling westbound 495, tip kiel slowdown now awaiting you as you travel west of new hampshire avenue. -- typical slow downnow awaiting you as you travel west of new hampshire avenue. we'll take it back inside and update the ride southbound along 270. lane are open on the top stretch approaching and passing 109. we do find delays here in germantown headed south of father hurly boulevard. you will slow again montrose road headed out towards the split. coming in from the west, 66 is slowing in manassas. you will find delays at 13, nutley street to the beltway. live shot here the inbound new york avenue. you will find delays trying to get through the traffic lights here at bladensbu
virginia for that memorial service for those dead west virginia miners, police started questioning and secret service started questioning a man by the name of joseph sean mcvey. he was sitting in his car and when he got out of the car, he was listening to radio scanners on a transistor radio and had a sidearm on him. he said he wanted to meet the president, wanted to speak to him. they decided after questioning him to arrest him since he was armed and was in a police car. his driver's license turned out to be invalid, his ohio driver's license. and also in the car, they found formulas for a rifle scope, which are used to measure distances. he makes his first court appearance today in north carolina and he is being held on $100,000 bond. secret service and other law enforcement officials say the president was never in danger and these things do happen sometimes where you have some suspect, unsavory individuals hanging around where the president is going, but they say he was not in danger. natalie? >> chuck todd for us at the white house. thank you, chuck. after leaving asheville, th
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